MTV reports the following:
He might want to leave the R. Kelly jokes at home.
Chris Rock, who has been brutal to celebrities as the host of several past MTV Video Music Awards shows, has been tapped to host the somewhat more conservative Academy Awards.
"I am a huge fan of Chris Rock," Gil Cates, the producer of the Oscars telecast, said in a statement Thursday (October 14). "He always makes me laugh and he always has something interesting to say. Chris represents the best of the new generation of comics. Having him host the Oscars is terrific."
The Academy Awards ceremony, now in its 77th year, will be broadcast live February 27 on ABC.
>I will definitely watch this.